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Been offered new job - should I take it?

Discussion in 'Careers and Professional Development' started by Bounce, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Bounce


    Joined: Dec 22, 2011

    Posts: 868

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Hi all,

    I currently work in an office for a transport company Monday to Saturday, (total hours 49 a week) I have been in this job for 5 years. I don't enjoy the job as i find it boring and repetitive.(same thing every week).

    IV been offered a new job from a small competitor , as a sales executive selling transport services to local businesses. The job will come with a set salary (which is much higher than what im currently earning) and comes with company car,laptop and mobile phone.

    This all sounds great however I have never done sales before so am i unsure how I will cope as I been told working in sales can be very tought.

    Can anyone give some advice ? - I'm really thinking of giving it a shot as these opportunities don't often come around .
  2. Jae-So


    Joined: Jan 9, 2010

    Posts: 2,853

    Location: UK

    Why not, I think you regret not taking it more than if you did.
    Try it out and see how you get on, worst case you will have more varied experience to use elsewhere.
  3. Walkerie


    Joined: Mar 17, 2005

    Posts: 3,842

    Location: Home

    I'd go for it - Sales can be tough but very rewarding providing you are capable of being self motivated. Sales is all about empathy and being already in a similar field you will be able to draw on those experiences.

    If sales isn't for you then it would be easy to get a role back doing something similar!
  4. Psypher5


    Joined: Jan 11, 2005

    Posts: 9,969

    Location: Birmingham

    If the set salary is much higher than current, + extras, + potential commission?

    And they approached you?

    Go for it!
  5. AHarvey


    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 9,630

    Location: Stoke area

    The biggest killer of someone's dreams? Their comfort zone.

    5 years in a job you find boring? you're comfortable.

    Want to progress? leave that comfort behind you and go for it :D

    Sales, lots of books out there to read, "Go For No" is one they push here on people. I couldn't do sales, it doesn't interest me but I'm around natural sales people.
  6. GhostWKD

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 21, 2013

    Posts: 1,480

    Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire

    If Trump can be President then anyone can do anything they set their mind to :p
  7. Admiral Huddy


    Joined: Feb 17, 2003

    Posts: 29,319

    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate

    This for sure.. Never stay in a job you're not happy with else it will consume you and affect your personal life.
  8. Jonny L

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2006

    Posts: 1,844

    Location: Lincoln

    I moved into sales from a totally unrelated area. Best thing I ever did.

    The job is tough, you have targets to hit and customers demand a lot of you. However, the benefits are great and you really do get out what you put in.

    Go for it, you have to back yourself in this life.
  9. Bounce


    Joined: Dec 22, 2011

    Posts: 868

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I agree this is exactly whats happened in my situation, working day in day out staring at the same four walls doing the same duties, its all taken its toll on me and has effected my personal life. I quite often think of it as like being in a prison you cant escape from.

    I get 1 hour dinner break, unpaid - Which I quite often work through. (Which I think is a poly by the company to get more work out of you, as it doesn't take an hour to each a sandwich)

    I have accepted the job offer, and have given my current employer my notice (1 Month) although id like to tell them what I think I'm intent on leaving on good terms i don't want to burn bridges and later in life regret it.

    Thanks for all the messages!
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017